Amazing Animals at the Library

pictures of a boy being shown a corn snake and a girl holding a chinchilla

images courtesy of Animal Encounters, LLC

On Saturday, May 28, Amazing Animals will be coming to the Hudson Area Library! This hands-on presentation by Animal Encounters, LLC, will introduce participants to a variety of small mammals and reptiles, including a chinchilla, rabbit, bearded dragon, milk snake, and more. Many of the animals can be touched by the children. The program will run from 10:30am-11:30am and is intended for children ages 4 and up.

This special program is made possible with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Summer Program Meet and Greet

12973130_10201914344496656_4149230093426765180_oWondering what your children can do this Summer? Join us in the library’s Community Room on Saturday, May 21 from 1-4pm to meet representatives from local youth-serving organizations. From band camp to sailing, sports to computers, find out what’s available this summer for kids and teens at this summer program meet and greet. At the event, pick up a copy of the Summer Festival Guide — a booklet highlighting activities for children and teens in the area. The event will include light refreshments and free pen giveaways for the first 50 students that attend.

Chromebooks in the Library

library users use the library's Chromebooks on opening day

Library users got right to work testing out the library’s new Chromebooks on opening day.

You may have noticed our new collection of laptops in the children’s section of the new library. These are Chromebooks. They work like a regular laptop, but only run Google’s Chrome browser. While this may seem limiting, you can actually do a lot with them. You can stream video, work on documents and spreadsheets, play music, go on social media, and much more!

Many schools, such as the Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, use Chromebooks in their classrooms. Students can sign in on our Chromebooks with their school account and work on their homework with the same user experience as they have at school. Don’t have a Google account? You can still use the Chromebooks with Guest access.
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Vintage Fashion Show Designed To Please

Finale 5-9-16 Fashion Show - KD

A Fashion Show of vintage styles filled our newly renovated – but none-the-less vintage, Community Room on Mother’s Day. Several Mothers and daughters (and some sons) celebrated either on the runway or in the audience.
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The Tiny Book Show Comes to Hudson

Featured image courtesy of The Creativity Caravan highlights a tiny book created by Bay Area Artist, Jeka Lambert.

Featured image courtesy of The Creativity Caravan highlights a tiny book created by Bay Area Artist, Jeka Lambert.

We are excited to announce The Tiny Book Show, a mobile exhibition of miniature books housed inside a 1965 Covered Wagon travel trailer and curated by The Creativity Caravan, will be bringing its collection of books to the Hudson Area Library on May 12. The Tiny Book Show features hundreds of handmade books, each measuring no more than 3 inches in dimension, and made by artists of all ages from all over the world.

Poets and educators Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, founders of The Creativity Caravan, will be offering a unique, hands-on bookmaking workshop as part of the exhibit stop at the Hudson Area Library. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend. The exhibit and workshop will take place Thursday, May 12 from 2pm-6pm.

For more information about The Tiny Book Show, visit

Author Talk With Award-winning Author Kwame Alexander

KwameOn Friday, May 6 at 3:30pm join us in welcoming Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover (winner of the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award) and Booked to the Hudson Area Library.

Kwame Alexander is known for his signature blend of fast-paced verse combined with sports lingo and rhythmic raps, with which he creates an accessible mix of drama and poetry. A former reluctant reader himself, Alexander hopes his books will show young readers, in particular African-American boys, that books can be as exciting and fun as sports or video games. He travels the world each year speaking to young people about the power of books and poetry. We are pleased to join the Hudson Children’s Book Festival in welcoming him to Hudson. Continue reading

Digital Painting Workshop for Tweens and Teens

On Saturday, April 16, from 12pm-4pm, youth ages 10-15 are invited to participate in a free Digital Painting workshop with our friends from Spark Media Project. The workshop will be held in the Community Room of the new Hudson Area Library at 51 N. 5th Street.

In this workshop, youth will use Wacom Tablets and Photoshop software as they learn about the creative process behind digital painting from concept to finishing touches. To create their original digital illustrations, youth will learn about frame composition, shading, perspective, and color theory, as well as tips and tools of digital visual art.

digitalpaintingSpace is limited and registration is required. To register for this workshop, please contact Spark Media Project at 845.485.4480 or register online.

This free youth media arts workshop is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Valentines Day in the Kids Room


Get ready for Valentines Day in the Kids Room!

Join Ms. Pam on Tuesday, February 9, starting at 6pm, for Valentines Day stories and a craft.

Join Ms. Kathy Tuesday through Friday, February 9-12, from 3-5pm and make a Valentines Day card for someone special in your life.

Join Ms. Janice Wednesday and Thursday, February 10 and 11 from 10am-11am and Saturday, February 13 from 11am-12pm for Valentines Day themed Pre-K Story and Craft Hour.

We’ll have all the craft supplies you need; you just need to bring your creativity and heartfelt messages. All ages are welcome.